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From Adirondack chairs and porch swings, to birdhouses and potting benches, Easy-to-Build outside Projects is stuffed with the categories of functional and tasty initiatives woodworkers like to construct. The plans are easy - many simply require a handful of instruments - and each venture comes with step by step directions. additionally, the specialist woodworkers who created the tasks paid exact realization to right fabric choice and sturdy finishes to assist defeat harm brought on by sunlight, wind and rain. the end result: You'll turn out with attractive items that may glance nice for years.

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WHAT YOU’LL FIND: Trunks, mainly. Also practical trestles and benches. THE SPACE: People lived in one big room where gathering, eating, and sleeping took place, so all furnishings had to multitask—and be knocked down or pushed up against the walls when not in use. Medieval Stool Medieval Chayère A Return to Stability: From Romanesque to Gothic Late 12th Century to 1500 As civilization began to flourish again, furniture became more functional and permanent. Legs were used to lift pieces off the ground, chests boasted feet and more elaborate iron hardware, curtains enfolded beds to block drafts, benches and stools sprouted backs and arms.

Also explained are the precious materials you’re likely to find cladding your piece—some common (leather, cane), others less so (shagreen, tortoiseshell)—and a primer on how to handle them. An understanding of the building blocks of fine-furniture making will help you identify, care for, and respect what you own—and the artisan who made it. 18th-Century French Provençal Armoire Common Wood Species How to identify them, where you’ll find them—and how to (re)finish them. The print edition of this book includes a chart called Common Wood Species.

Cardboard or straw padding packed inside gives the cushion a nice shape. Finishing options Caning or rush can be finished to your liking. Because caning does not take color easily, it is often tinted via spray-lacquering. Insist instead on linseed or tung oil, either natural or colored. The best choice for rush is natural or colored wax; wait at least a week for the rush to dry before finishing. In both cases, I prefer seats to get patinated by use—versus faux aging—so their newness fades naturally, without artifice.

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